Peterson Perspectives: Interviews on Current IssuesAuthor: Peterson Institute for International Economics
22 Oct 2018

Peterson Perspectives: Interviews on Current Issues

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Audio recordings of Peterson Perspectives interviews with Peterson Institute for International Economics research staff, analyzing current economic and political events.

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    Trade Talks Episode 59: A Hard Border from History

    Keynes and Bown talk with Stephen Redding (Princeton University) about his research on the border between East and West Germany erected in the mid-20th century. They discuss the loss of market access for cities near the border, and how being cut off from one's neighbors affected the local economy. Spoiler: It wasn't pretty.

  • Posted on 18 Oct 2018

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    Trade Talks Episode 58: Woodward. Trump. Fear. Trade Is Bad.

    Keynes and Bown talk about trade with best-selling author and Pulitzer Prize–winning investigative journalist Bob Woodward about his latest book "Fear: Trump in the White House." Woodward's reporting sheds light on the White House's lurching policies, with telling anecdotes about snatching trade agreement withdrawal letters off the president's desk and impromptu Oval Office meetings with steel company CEOs.

  • Posted on 10 Oct 2018

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    Trade Talks Episode 57: It's Fun to Discuss the USMCA--the New NAFTA

    Soumaya Keynes and Chad Bown describe key elements of the United States–Mexico–Canada Agreement, or USMCA, announced on October 1, 2018. Beneath the spin, they analyze what the deal really does, including where new market access has been granted, and where new rules have been written. Will the new deal generate American jobs in car manufacturing? Will it strengthen Mexico's labor standards? Will it stop Canada from signing a future trade deal with China?

  • Posted on 05 Oct 2018

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    Trade Talks Episode 56: Do You Like Trade? Tariffs? Trade Deals? China?

    Keynes and Bown speak with Bruce Stokes (Pew Research Center) about recent poll results on public attitudes toward trade. They discuss how Americans feel about trade and trade agreements, China, differences between self-identified Democrats and Republicans, as well as attitudes in other countries toward the United States.

  • Posted on 28 Sep 2018

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    Trade Talks Episode 55: Is India a Trade Troublemaker?

    Keynes and Bown speak with Arvind Subramanian (PIIE, Harvard Kennedy School) about the massive changes in India’s trade policy since the 1980s. They examine the scope and impact of India’s trade liberalization; the importance of its manufacturing, agriculture, and services trade; its controversies within the WTO, and its own complex relationship with China. They also discuss Arvind’s time as chief economic adviser to the government of India and some of the challenges now confronting the country.

  • Posted on 21 Sep 2018

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